The number of Americans training to become teachers has dropped by a third since 2010, and it’s creating a critical educator shortage that will affect every state
|12/04/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- There are one-third less people enrolling in teacher training programs, which is part of the certification process to become an educator, according to data from the Center for American Progress.
- In some states, such as Michigan, Oklahoma, and Illinois, enrollment declined by more than 50%.
- The drop in teacher training enrollment suggests that issues plaguing the profession — from low pay to dwindling school funding — has discouraged potential educators, exacerbating the nationwide teacher shortage.
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